Formula 1 world champion Sebastian Vettel returned to his familiar place at the top of the timesheet on the first morning of Pirelli tyre testing in Abu Dhabi. The 23 year old German driver was fastest driver ahead of Felipe Massa, Ferrari, and Robert Kubica, Renault. Today`s results:
P.    DRIVER                TEAM           TIME      LAPS
1. Sebastian Vettel Red Bull 1m40.861s 34
2. Felipe Massa Ferrari 1m40.913s 29
3. Robert Kubica Renault 1m41.032s 25
4. Kamui Kobayashi Sauber 1m41.466s 33
5. Gary Paffett McLaren 1m41.588s 49
6. Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m41.978s 40
7. Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso 1m42.642s 33
8. Rubens Barrichello Williams 1m42.655s 44
9. Adrian Sutil Force India 1m42.859s 20
10.Timo Glock Virgin 1m45.057s 41
11.Heikki Kovalainen Lotus 1m46.201s 42
12.Pastor Maldonado Hispania 1m46.534s 46
These are first official Pirelli tyre test sessions, and all 12 teams will get their first chance to test tyres of this Italian company. This will be two day test, and every team will get eight tyre sets, made of soft and medium component. Team are hoping that tests will give them opportunity to understand how new tyres will affect the cars.